Sunlight can provide a variety of benefits. Many people, however, choose to spend majority of their time indoors. This is why Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis recommends installing windows in your home that optimize daylighting.
Daylighting is the process of making the most of the natural light coming into your homes. It can lessen your reliance on artificial lighting for more energy savings. Besides being cost-efficient, it also provides many aesthetic and health benefits.
In this first installment of our two-part blog, your trusted Chesterfield, Missouri, windows company discusses in detail the benefits of daylighting.
Promotes Energy Conservation and Efficiency
At least 20% of your home’s energy consumption comes from electric lighting. Since lights discharge heat, reducing their consumption can lessen the workload of your air-conditioning system. By implementing a daylighting strategy, you can save on energy costs, while increasing indoor comfort for your family.
To make the most of sunlight properly, have us install our replacement windows in Chesterfield, MO. They come st andard with our innovative Fibrex® frame material, which has inherent superior insulating properties. We combine it with our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass that can block the sun’s harmful UV rays. This can optimize natural light into your home, without you worrying about sunburn or furniture damage.
Daylighting can also help conserve environmental resources. While power plants burn coal to produce electricity, the widespread use of daylighting can conserve fossil fuels. This can also reduce greenhouse gases and pollution.
Enhances Aesthetic Appeal and Overall Value of Your Home
Daylighting can be most effective when properly incorporated into the overall design of your home. This can make your home’s interior brighter and warmer. The glass panes of our Chesterfield doors and windows can let in natural daylight, provide adequate ventilation, and give you an unobstructed view of your outdoor scenery.
Improves Health and Productivity
Studies show that day-lit environments provide mental and visual stimulation. Natural light also contains substantial amount of short-wavelength light rays, which support your circadian sleep-wake cycle. It can also increase serotonin production, which reduces stress and promotes a greater sense of well-being. It helps in the production of Vitamin D in your body, as well.
For other questions on daylighting benefits, you can call us at (314) 332-2364. You may also fill out our contact form to request a FREE in-home estimate. Be sure to check part two of our blog as we discuss the top ways to improve daylighting in your home.